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Wood Buffalo

Want to experience some of the world's best viewing sites for the Northern Lights? Then hit Fort McMurray, AB.  Outside of its oil production reputation, the city boasts miles of snowmobiling, Nordic skiing, and lots of ice fishing locations. Fort McMurray is also home to Vista Ridge All Season Park and Ski. Enjoy great skiing and snowboarding with modern lifts and awesome parks plus a friendly beginners area.

Details
General Details

Vista Ridge - ever gone skiing or snowboarding under the northern lights?  Here, you just might be so lucky.

Activities
Skiing
Snowboarding
Tube Park
Snowmaking?

Across the mountain

Season
Mid November to mid April
Hours of Operation

Slopes are open 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Thursday - Sunday. Closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Tube Park is open weekends only 11:00 am - 3:00 pm.

Average Temperature (Celcius)
-12
Rentals?
Yes
Lessons/Ski School?
Yes
On-Hill Food Options?
Yes
Stats
Total Runs
8
Beginner Runs (%)
45
Intermediate Runs (%)
40
Advanced/Expert (%)
15
Terrain Parks
1
Rideable Area (Acres)
60
Number of Lifts
6
Lift Details

1 Tubing lift, 2 Carpets, 2 Quad Chairs, 1 Terrain Park Carpet

Base Elevation
820
Top Elevation (Ft)
1,230
Vertical Rise (Ft)
710
Location
Email
vistaridge@shaw.ca
Community
Fort McMurray
Province
Alberta
Getting There

Vista Ridge is less than 25 km from the centre of Fort McMurray. Follow highway 63 south to Highway 69 past the airport and turn onto Spruce Valley Road. 

Shuttles

Diversified operates return bus transportation on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from Fort McMurray to Vista Ridge throughout the winter ski season. The cost is $3 each way and should be paid in exact change. There are four pickup points in Fort McMurray